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Before And After: Turning A Garage Into A Family Room

 

 

Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography

 

 

I posted this picture Here on Instagram a few months ago, and I had someone comment they couldn’t believe this beautiful, functional room once served as a Garage.  Me neither…..

 

I realized that I should share some progress pictures so you can see the transformation.  Who knew a garage could look so good……

 

Before:

 

 

 

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After:

 

 

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I love how this family took their home and made this room work for them.  The home functions for a large family, and they needed extra space to spread out and watch television.  

 

The Garage made the most sense, and with its doors turned into French doors and a back entrance reworked, the room quietly transformed.   

 

We added an extra-long sleeper sofa, so it is perfect for the times they need an extra bed, too.

 

So here’s to making the most of your home, one room at a time.

 

Dana

 

 

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Living Well: Tips On Incorporating A Mirror Into Your Interiors

As I was going thru some photos of my work recently, I was reminded of something important…..

 

When hanging a mirror, not only is the placement important, but also be mindful of what it reflects.

 

 

See what I mean?

 

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I also love incorporating a mirror in an entrance way when possible.  The picture of this foyer is from several years back, but I still love how it adds reflection and softness to the space.

 

Dana Wolter Interiors, Jean Allsopp Photography

 

 

Hope these tips help when you are deciding where to hang a mirror in your home.   Have a great day, everyone-

 

Dana

 

 

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Cocoon

A client reached out to us about helping them with a few rooms in their newly purchased home.  One of the rooms they commissioned with us was the Dining Room.

 

The house is a typical 80s style house on a stately lot, and I wanted to add a little edge and detail through the interiors.  A Dining Room is often nondescript, making it important to layer so it feels soft- and special.

 

Here are a few of the “Before” pictures:

 

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We kept the wall color and her buffet, but everything else was a clean slate.

 

 

The goal was to make it feel warm, casual, and dramatic.   Maybe it was the mood I was in, but Cocoon was the word that kept coming to mind.

 

 

We decided to drape two of the walls in the room with a sheer that blended into her newly painted walls.  I wanted this room to draw you in, just as a Dining Room should.

 

 

 

Dana Wolter Interiors. Photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

I went with an upholstered table to add a little more drama and softness in the space.  I also love the touches of black and gold throughout.

 

 

Upholstered Table Detail, Dana Wolter Interiors. Photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

After adding a table as big as the room could hold for maximum seating, there was room for a piece of furniture between the windows, but we had to watch its depth.

 

 I decided to go with an Etagere to give her a place to stack her china, crystal, and serving pieces.  Who says these type of pieces have to stay hidden in a cabinet or drawer?

 

The Etagere added a little more of a casual feel to a typically formal space, and it will look better and better the more pieces are added to it.

 

 

This piece will only look better with time as items are added.  Dana Wolter Interiors, Graham Yelton Photography

 

 

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So here’s to making your home feel like a cocoon; warm, inviting, and a reflection of you.    If we can help you turn your house into a home you love, email us here.   We would love to hear from you.

 

Dana

 

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On The Road Again…..

In case you are wondering where I have been……

 

I fell off the blog post train the past few weeks, as I have been living on the road and out of a suitcase.  

 

We have been pretty busy with current projects, and with being out of town, my blog writing, the dog grooming appointments, and the cleanliness of my own house have fallen by the wayside.

 

Here is a glimpse into what has been going on with us…….

 

As I wrote here a few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in the Atlanta Home’s and Lifestyle’s Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta, GA.  

 

We spent two days in Atlanta installing the Mudroom, Mudroom Powder, and the Butler’s Pantry.  Though it poured as we moved in, we had a blast.  

 

 

Abbey at odds with the umbrella, and I think the umbrella may have won….

 

 

Monica and Abbey taking inventory

 

 

My goal was to make these small, but important rooms, feel true to the home.  The house is beautiful and  extremely traditional. Our rooms needed to blend into the architecture, but not at the cost of being boring.

 

 I wanted to create spaces that are functional- a place to catch your keys, use the desk behind the cabinet doors, etc.    

 

Layered, collected, timeless.

 

Here are a few pictures of our spaces for you to see.

 

Gorgeous console and lamp are from Parc Monceau. The Louis Philippe mirror is from Huff Harrington and the sculptural hands are from Travis and Co

 

 

 

Drapery panel covering a nondescript closet door. It also adds softness to the room while balancing the opposite wall.

 

I love the Tantalus and oil painting below from Parc Monceau.   If you haven’t been to their shop in Buckhead, you need to stop by.  

 

The Plateau is an architectural fragment I found at an antique store, and I had my marble guy cut a piece of Alabama White for the top.   It’s one of my favorite serving pieces in my own home.

 

 

 

 

Royal Standard china and Baccarat crystal

 

The Showhouse closes May 14th so be sure to catch it. 

 

After we installed our rooms, I vacationed in Miami for a few days with two of my girls.   It was Lucy’s Spring Break, so we took a few days to get away.    Feeling the sun on your back, and your toes in the sand, does a person good.

 

We loved DIRT in Miami- a fresh and healthy take on food

 

 

I came back Tuesday from Miami and left Wednesday for the opening of the show.  Abbey went with me and we had a blast.

 

 

It was back to work for a day while I was back in Birmingham, AL.  We had a site visit to select hardwood floor color, and we also began working on a living room design for a new client.

 

 

 

 

I then headed back to Atlanta for Design ADAC and for the Southeastern Designer & Architect Awards.

 

 

The Design ADAC panels were awesome as expected.  I especially loved the one with the Editors of Veranda  moderated by Carolyn Englefield.   I think I could have listened to Lisa Newsom’s stories from the past all day long.

 

  

As I wrote here, I was thrilled to learn we were a finalist for the ADAC & Veranda 2017 Southeast Designers & Architect Of The Year awards.

 

 

2017 Southeast Designers & Architect Of The Year Award

 

Rebecca and I before the party

 

 

 The Editor At Large interviewing me at the party

 

Phoebe Howard took home the Residential Designer Of The Year award, and my Birmingham, AL, friend, Jeff Dungan, took home the Architect Of The Year Award.

  

I have to give my team a huge shoutout.  They held down the fort while I was in and out of town, and I truly could not do all of this without them.  They are the BEST, and I am grateful for each of their gifts that they bring to our firm.

 

I loved being in Atlanta this past month, and always said that if I didn’t live in Birmingham, Atlanta is where I would hang my hat.  Not sure my husband would comply, but I can work on him…..

 

And while I have worked on projects in Atlanta in the past, I would love to do more work there.  If you have a project and you like our style, reach out to us.

 

I am back in Birmingham for a few weeks before I head out of town again.  I plan on catching up on work and cleaning my house :).  If I am lucky, my hands will end up in the dirt planting a few things this weekend.

 

 Stay tuned as we keep you filled in on some more exciting news….

 

Have a great day-

 

Dana

 

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Exciting News For DWI

We have some very exciting news to share….

 

We just learned we are a finalist for the 2017 Southeast Residential Designer Of The Year award.

 

 I try not to get too caught up in awards and accolades, but I do have to admit,  I am thrilled.   It’s an honor to be included in this esteemed group of designer friends and by judges I admire and respect.

 

 

 

2017 Southeast Designers & Architect Of The Year Award

 

 

 

I’ve listed the other finalists in the Residential category and have included their websites so you can learn more about those you may not know.

 

Susan Ferrier of McAlpine

James Michael Howard

Phoebe Howard

Joel Kelly Design

J Banks Design

Robert Brown Interior Design

 

 

If interested, you can read more about it here.   This award ceremony is sponsored by Veranda and ADAC and is Thursday, April 27th,  at the Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta, GA.   

 

 

This is the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle’s Showhouse I have been working on the past few weeks, and if you have a chance to tour it between April 20th and May14th, GO!  The home is beautiful and it is for a great cause. 

 

 

Take care and thanks for reading.  Have a great day, everyone.

 

Dana

 

 

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Swimsuits for the 30+ Lady

 Are there other ladies out there who despise bathing suit shopping as much as me?

 

 

I was in St. Thomas last week, and as I wore my old bathing suits,  I decided to make it a priority to find a few I felt comfortable in for the next beach trip.

 

 

 I thought I would share a few that stood out to me.  Hopefully, you too will see something that you like and makes you feel good.  Prices range from $39 to $225. 

 

 

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1 Ted Baker Plunge One Piece Swimsuit $139  This plunging neckline, one-piece swimsuit is a classic that is also daring. Available in three colors, though you can never go wrong with black. Buy here.

 

2.  Robin Piccone Harper Cover-Up Tunic $98 Airy and easy for the beach is this semi-sheer cover up. I love that it has the open shoulder, which is a popular look this season.  Buy here.

 

3.  Ted Baker Ruffle One-Piece $169 This asymmetrical ruffle suit is unique yet classic.  To me, it looks more expensive than it is.  Buy here.

 

4. L Space Ridin’ High Serina Rib Bikini Top and Bottoms $183  Still rockin’ the bikini?  Sleek and simple with a stylish high neck top, this is a good one. With people mixing bikinis these days, you can always put the top with bottoms that offer more coverage if needed.  Buy the pieces here and here. 

 

5. Elan V-Back Cover-Up Maxi Dress $58 I love the versatility of this dress.  It’s light weight and easy to throw on for the beach or for lunch.  Buy here.

 

6. Halogen Straw Panama Hat $39 The older I become, the more important I realize it is to cover my face while in the sun.  I am not a sun goddess-my white skin gives me away.  A hat has become a must have for me while at the beach or the pool, and  I love how the versatility (and price) of this one.  Buy here.

 

7.  Robin Piccone Side Split Cover-Up Pants $78 These chic pants can take you from the beach to lunch in no time.  Buy here.

 

8. Linum Herringbone Striped Turkish Towel $34 You can’t go wrong with a Turkish towel, and this one can be worn as a sorong or used as a towel. It comes in seven different colors. Buy here.

 

9. Ted Baker Halter One-Piece $149 This bathing suit comes in two colors and has a gold embellishment at the top to give a more dressy feel.   Buy here.

 

10. Halogen Floppy Hat $39 This wide-brimmed, floppy sun hat is a staple for any summer wardrobe-and at a great price point.  Buy here.

 

11. Vix Swimwear Cover-Up Caftan $163 Instantly get into beach mode with this light weight cover-up that goes with anything.  Buy here.

 

12. Tory Burch ‘Lipsi’ Underwire One-Piece $225 This color-blocked swimsuit is classic in style and has a fun pattern. Buy here.

 

13. Robin Piccone Ava Bikini Top $110 This fun, flirty bikini top with cut outs is cute and fresh.  Buy here.

 

14. Hinge ZigZag Woven Sun Hat $49 Like a subtle pattern?  This hat is for you with its black and white zigzag pattern. Buy here.

 

15. MiracleSuit Jena One-Shoulder One-Piece $162 This is my favorite bathing suit in this post, and I plan on ordering it myself.  I love how it isn’t a full one piece, but it gives more coverage than a bikini.  It also looks more expensive than its price point.  Buy here.

 

 

Let me know what you think of these options and if any appeal to you.  Hopefully, the next time you see me at the beach, I will look a little more stylish than my past trip.

 

 

Dana

 

 

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Inspiration For A New Project

I am working on a new project where the house is a beautiful shell but the interiors are a little tired.

 

The house was furnished over 15 years ago and it is time to freshen things up a bit.  Things have changed-a lot-in the last decade.  Children have left the nest in this family and grandbabies are now on the way.

 

They have hired us to update the furnishings in several of the rooms, and I see this home beautiful and functional for the couple who can easily throw together on a whim a casual dinner party for 20.   One that has quality finishes, materials, and details but where the future grandparents don’t have to worry about sippy cups and Goldfish Crackers ruining their pretty things.

 

I have been asking lots of questions on how they live, what they want this house to give to them.

 

The answers always seem to keep coming back to the same things- a placing to make really good memories.  A place that feels like home.

 

 

 

While we are incorporating their great artwork collection and several pieces that are special to them, I have turned to Pinterest for a little inspiration.

 

I love the warmth of the old wood with the charcoal doors and clean, crisp walls.

 

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 The house is going to have a “collected” feel- a mix of new pieces in with a few new antiques and existing pieces they love.

 

 

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A cocoon-like feel with draped walls and custom upholstery pieces.

 

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Stay tuned as I will keep you posted on how this home progresses.  Have a great day-

 

Dana

 

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Downsizing Your Home? Six Tips For A Smooth Transition

A few recent projects have been for families moving to smaller, yet more custom  homes.  And while moving to a more refined home can be a huge blessing, it can be hard when you are used to more square footage.

 

It’s amazing all of the stuff we accumulate over the years.  I feel like I am constantly cleaning out my house and I try to watch what I bring into it. 

 

It can sometimes be overwhelming in deciding what furnishings to take and what to replace or give away when moving, so I thought I would give six helpful tips to streamline the process.  Here goes:  

 

1. Go Through Each Item and Decide What You Love Or Will Use.    Simple enough- Do you love it or  use it?    If not,  get rid of it.   Life is too short to have pieces you don’t love taking up space in your home.   No more storing things you “might” need in the future or because you feel guilty getting rid of them.  

 

2.  Are There Pieces That Can Be Repurposed?    If there is a piece you LOVE but don’t have a place for it, can it be reworked?   For instance, can the doors to the large, deep French armoires that were popular in the 90s be taken off, stripped and reworked to go somewhere else?   Reworking pieces can be a tedious process, so make sure you LOVE the piece to make it worthwhile.

 

 3. Unsure What To Keep And What To Give Away? Hire A Professional.    A designer can curate through your things to decide what can be used in the new home.   We have gone through storage units to  measure and photograph existing pieces to see what can be included in the furniture plans of the client’s new home we are furnishing.   An objective eye may be just what you need.

 

4. Simplify- When Looking At Your Pieces, Give Away The Extras Of The Same Items.  After all, you might need a few extra sets of sheets, but do you need five sets for the same bed? No- so give away to someone who can use them.

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5.  Think Long And Hard How The New Home Will Work For You.   There is something refreshing about simplifying your life and surroundings.  But with less space, you need to think long and hard ahead of time to make sure the new home functions like it needs to for you.

 

If working with an architect, hire a designer before the plans are drawn.   An extra set of eyes for how your family will live in the house is invaluable.   Every square inch needs to work hard so you can have the pretty with a purpose.

 

6.  Let Go Of The Guilt.   I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it is hard to get your money out of furniture and rugs (and even some antiques) when selling.  Just know this is the case and let go of the pieces…. Do not hold onto stuff for any reason other than you love it.

 

All aspects of downsizing can be a blessing if you allow it.   Look at it as a way to lighten your connection to material “stuff” and create spaces that are customized and truly special to you.

 

Hope you find these six tips helpful.  Let me know what you think-

Dana

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles-Southeastern Showhouse

Fridays are always fun days to share exciting news- and I am thrilled to announce we are part of the design team selected for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle’s  Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta, GA.

 

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Designers from across the Southeast have been asked to participate in this showhouse, and we are honored to be included.   The house is a James Means’ creation where his designs were based upon Classicism and craftsmanship.  The renovation/addition is by Yong Pak of Pak Hyde & Associates.

 

This incredible home is located in Buckhead’s Kingswood neighborhood and will run from April 14th- May 20th.  You will not believe the gorgeous piece of property the home sits on- the view is incredible.

 

We are working on the Mudroom, Mudroom Powder, and the Butler’s Pantry. The proceeds benefit the Atlanta History Center.

 

 

Other designers involved include:

 

Jackye Lanham, JACQUELYNNE P. LANHAM DESIGNS (Atlanta)
Stan Topol, STAN TOPOL & ASSOCIATES (Atlanta)
Tammy Connor, TAMMY CONNOR INTERIOR DESIGN (Charleston, SC, and Birmingham, AL)
Matthew Quinn, Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio (Atlanta)
PHOEBE HOWARD (Jacksonville, FL)
William Peace, PEACE DESIGN (Atlanta)
Will Huff and Heather Dewberry, HUFF-DEWBERRY (Atlanta)
Tristan Harstan, TRISTAN HARSTAN INTERIOR DESIGN (Palm Beach, FL)
Lauren DeLoach, LAUREN DELOACH INTERIORS (Atlanta)
Chad James, CHAD JAMES GROUP (Nashville, TN)
Mark Simmons, MARK SIMMONS INTERIORS (Nashville)
Paige Schnell, TRACERY INTERIORS (Rosemary Beach, FL)
Sarah Bartholomew, SARAH BARTHOLEMEW DESIGNS (Nashville)
ANNA BRAUND (Atlanta)
Lisa Palmer, SUMMERHOUSE (Jackson, MS)
B.D. JEFFRIES (Atlanta)
Susan Jamieson, BRIDGET BEARI DESIGNS (Richmond, VA)
GORDON DUNNING (Atlanta)
MINHNUYET HARDY (Atlanta)
HUFF HARRINGTON HOME (Atlanta)
Cindy Ingram for ETHAN ALLEN (Atlanta)
Dan Belman and Randy Korando, Boxwoods Garden & Gifts (Atlanta)
Margaret Kirkland of MARGARET KIRKLAND INTERIORS (Atlanta)

 

 

Stay tuned as we share over the next few weeks what we have planned.   It is going to be a lot of fun to watch this house transform.

 

Have a great day, everyone-

Dana

 

 

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The Color I Am Loving Right Now…..

There is a color out there that I am loving right now, and it isn’t one I normally use.

 

#Blush has caught my attention and I have found myself using it in the fabrics and art in a few of my current projects, including my office.  I did a #FacebookLive video here about it the other day, and apparently, I am not the only one who is loving this color…..

 

 

 

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Becki Owens, Bloglovin’

 

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Jean Louis Denoit

 

 

 

As I shared with you here, I pulled several fabrics for a recent living room install that included this color.

 

 

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The room turned out soft, chic, and beautiful.    I can’t share much just yet, but here is a sneak peek…..

 

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And while I have paired blush with silver and gray, the room below with it against taupe caught my eye.

 

I am betting blush paired with taupe is going to be a big design trend before too long…..

 

 

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What colors are you loving right now?  Has blush crossed your radar yet?  Let me know – I would love to hear…

 

 

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A Look Back at 2016

With the new year just a couple of days away, I thought it would be fun to look back at 2016.  This year has been a good one for us in so many ways, and here is a recap of a few things that took place:

 

We started the new year finishing up #ProjectExpansion for some favorite clients.   They have a cute story as to why they needed more space.  You can read about it here and here.

 

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The kitchen in this home has been shared so many times on the web, yet very few people have seen the “before” pictures.   It was quite the transformation.

 

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This is the photo that has been shared numberous times on social media. It's even been referred to as the "poltergist" picture with stylist Monica Stewart making an appearance. Dana Wolter Interiors
This is the photo that has been shared numberous times on social media. It’s even been referred to as the “poltergist” picture with stylist Monica Stewart making an appearance. Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

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January began with a feature in Birmingham Home and Garden magazine.   This home was approximately 12 years old and it needed an update.   We took several of the rooms and dramatically changed them.    Here are a few of the before and after pictures:

 

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You can read more on the transformation of a few of the rooms here, here, and here.

 

 

In February, I hosted a party for Southern Living‘s Design Conference that took place in Birmingham, AL.    There’s nothing like a party to make you do a few things around your own house, and it was just the kick in the pants that I needed.

 

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It was a lot of fun as designers across the country came together for a few days, and I was glad they were able to see all that Birmingham, Al, has to offer.

 

 

Southern Living also included me in their April issue with a feature on using lavender in your home.

 

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In October, Flower Magazine used my home as a backdrop for a Fall feature.

 

 

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Flower Magazine

 

 

I was also asked by Coastal Living‘s Ellen McGauley and Southern Living’s Zoe Gowen to take part in a panel for ADAC on how to use social media and technology to grow a design business.   Designer Cortney Bishop from Charleston, SC, joined in on the fun with us.

 

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While there, the Editor-At-Large followed up by asking my thoughts on how ADAC is a great resource for designers.

 

 

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Editor At Large Interview with Arianne Nardo

 

 

The last quarter of 2016 did not disappoint, either.   We announced we are moving our office into the heart of Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, AL.   We are finishing up a few details now and will be in by the first of the year.

 

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I was THRILLED to have one of our favorite kitchens for amazing clients in the Holiday Issue of Traditional Home.  This was such a fun project for clients who trusted my vision, and the detail and customization in this home truly paid off.

 

 

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November/December 2016

 

 

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Dana Wolter Interiors
Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

 

Dana Wolter Interiors
Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

 

dana wolter interior photography by Graham Yelton
Dana Wolter Interiors,  Photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

You can read my blog post here to learn more about this project or click here to see the actual feature in Traditional Home.

 

The feature of my house in the November/December issue of Southern Living was a ton of fun.  We photographed my home for Christmas in the summer and with the Southern Living elves setting everything up, it was as easy as it could be.

 

They spoiled me and I was missing their help when December rolled around and it was time to decorate again.    You can read the 10 page feature here.

 

 

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Stylist Buffy Hargett did an amazing job on the flowers and decoration

 

 

 

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The Southern Living team

 

 

As I look back at 2016, I cannot forget the online mentions and other amazing projects we have been part of this year that I did not highlight.   I am having several projects photographed in a few weeks we have designed this year, and I cannot wait to share.

 

Thanks to all of you for following along on this journey.   I have met some amazing people because of my job and am grateful to those who have trusted us with the investment of their home.

 

But more importantly, watching how an organized, functional, healthy home changes how a family lives is truly the best part of my job.

 

Here’s to a happy, healthy, blessed 2017 for all-

 

Dana

 

If you are looking to transform your home or looking to start anew, reach out to us here.  I would love to discuss your project and see how we can help you.

 

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Southern Living Christmas Feature- Behind The Scenes

Christmas came early for us when Southern Living published a feature on my home in their December issue.  While the issue is now out on newsstands, I thought it would be fun to take a look behind the scenes.

 

I had the best time this summer shooting with them, as their team is so much fun.  We had these polite, young men and ladies who helped us decorate, and guess what?   They did not complain once. 🙂  Christmas decorating made easy!!   With Christmas a few weeks away, I sure could use their help now.

 

Their team came in for a week in August to set up and shoot, and with a 10′ Christmas tree delivered directly from North Carolina, we decorated, Southern Living style.

 

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The photography team with stylist Buffy Hargett pointing out something specific

 

 

Buffy and I decided to keep the colors simple- gold, white, with touches of purple. Lots of greenery and white flowers- We were going for texture and unique ideas versus busy and color.

 

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Love Buffy’s idea of a Eucalyptus garland draped over my bed

 

 

 

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Boxwood garland holding up an angel over my Family Room mantle

 

 

Look how gorgeous this mantle arrangement is in my Living Room that Buffy and her team created.   It was stunning and I wish I could have kept it alive to enjoy a little longer.

 

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Close up of the arrangement

 

 

The feature ended up being several pages and shows different spaces throughout my house.  It is interesting, too, how some of the colors in the rooms read differently in the magazine versus in person.

 

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Photograph of my upstairs’ landing in the Southern Living December issue

 

To see more photographs, pick up the December issue now.   I hope you see something that inspires you this holiday season-

 

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Transformation Of A Living Room

We have been working on a beautiful house in Mountain Brook, AL, that we blogged about here  and are installing the Living Room after the first of the year.

 

I thought I would give a little insight into the transformation that is going to take place with this space.  It is going to be pretty and chic and filled with a mix of velvets, wools, leathers, linens, and silks.   Charcoal gray, tan, cream and blush colors will be mixed in with iron, mixed metals, and different wood finishes.

 

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Look how gorgeous this silk is going to be as drapery on the floor-to-ceiling windows

 

 

 

 

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We are mixing furnishings from two homes, and while the room was a blank canvas and several new pieces have been ordered, we have tried to incorporate as many of their existing things as we possible could.  It’s going to be a good blend of new pieces and antiques.

 

 

 

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BEFORE

 

 

 

Because of the size of this room, I want the space to feel like it has been collected over time.  Pieces that will blend but nothing that feels too matched or contrived.  While it will have more of a dressy feel than some of other parts of the house, I am big on designing this space so this large family will USE it.  The room is going to be too pretty and take up too much space in the house for people to walk past it.  A large sofa in the main seating area and a second seating area with two custom loveseats will provide comfortable seating for many.

 

 

The room has recently been painted from the pictures above and the rug is now installed.  It already feels better with a few coats of paint and a floor covering that fits the space.   Stay tuned as we install the furnishings and accessories in 2017.

 

Dana

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

With the holidays around the corner, we have put together a gift guide for that “hard to buy for” man in your life.  We’ve included some of our favorite things and the prices range from $25 to $395.

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1. Jack Spade “Norton” Watch $398 You can’t go wrong with a classic watch. This one is perfect for everyday wear and a great staple piece to add to your man’s collection. Buy here.

 

2. Areaware Geometric Whiskey Rocks  $35 The perfect addition to your whiskey drinker’s bar. These cubes keep your drink cold without diluting it and they look good in the glass! Buy here.

 

3. Filson Twill Duffle Bag $395  Whether he is a weekend vacationer or business traveler, this is the bag for him. American-made from Filson’s water repellant twill, it’s meant to be timeless and long lasting. Buy here.

 

4. Peter Millar Leather Trim Quarter Zip Pullover $225  Perfect for everyday wear! Made from merino wool, you know this sweater will be comfy, and the leather trim adds a great masculine touch. Buy here.

 

5. S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle $35 If he’s always on the go, this is the gift for him. The S’well bottle keeps his water cold for up to 24 hours, or coffee hot for 12! Buy here.

 

6. Fitbit  ‘Alta’ Wireless Fitness Tracker $129.95  A newer take on the ever popular Fitbit, this one wirelessly syncs to your smartphone or computer to track your fitness, sleep, training, and more. Buy here.

 

7. ‘Food & Beer” Book $49.95 For the foodie in your life, this book features 60 recipes and the beer to pair with them.   Buy here.

 

8. Patagonia Water Repellent Down Jacket $229  A classic jacket that is practical, too.  Every man can use a staple like this one in his closet!   Buy here.

 

9. Blundstone Chelsea Boot $174.95  Dress them up or dress them down, they are the perfect boot for everyday wear. With a reputation for comfort and durability, your man will thank you for these! Buy here.

 

10. Malin + Goetz $25.03-$125.73  Shaving cream that is heavy on the hydrating side! Full of vitamin E, this shaving cream soothes and protects even the most sensitive, dry skin. Buy here. 

 

Hope you find this holiday gift guide helpful! Let me know what you end up selecting..

 

Dana

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for the “Hard To Buy” Lady In Your Life

Most of my female friends are the ones doing the shopping for their family, but what’s wrong with purchasing a treat for yourself or giving an idea or two to someone who needs to buy a gift for you?

While some are necessities and others are big splurges,  I varied the price points from $17.99 to $950 so there is truly something for everyone.

And yes, I LOVE all of them, so if you are looking for a present for someone like me, take note and make your shopping easy……

 

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image by dana wolter interiors

 

1. See by Chloe ‘Janis’ Bootie $450  We all need a go-to bootie in our closet. This one is the perfect combination of casual, with a dressier edge from the gold studs and stacked heel. These will become your favorite little black boot.  Buy here.

 

2. Tata Harper Skincare Resurfacing Mask $58 It seems like everyone is always looking for that one skincare product that will make you glow. This one does exactly that! The easy to use mask gets rid of dull skin cells to leave your face soft and clean. Buy here.

 

3. Franny E Semiprecious Stone Cuff $224 We love this simple, layering cuff! The abnormal shape gives it a delicate edge, which is on trend now. Buy here. 

 

4. ‘Cravings’ Cookbook $17.99  Is the lady in your life a cook?  If so, this gift is for her.   Full of user-friendly recipes for the family, parties, and more, the range of recipes are sure to please everyone. Worth getting just to read through–Chrissy’s life (and cooking) tips will having you laughing throughout the whole process. Buy here.

 

5. Burberry Reversible Merino Wool Cape $950 A splurge worthy gift, this cape will become a new staple in her closet. The timeless Burberry check, that is reversible, makes for an easy outfit to throw on and go. Buy here. 

 

6. UGG ‘Cheyenne’ Cashmere Robe $348 Everyone needs that one perfect robe to cozy up in! This cashmere one is just that and the shawl collar and ribbed trim add a more fashionable touch, too. Buy here. 

 

7. Elizabeth and James ‘Langley’ Pebbled Leather Backpack $296.98 (Was $495!) Whether it’s being used for work, a super chic diaper bag, or just for fun, this backpack is a great grab and go bag for any lifestyle. Buy here.

 

8. Zestt Organic Cotton Throw $88 A simple throw is an easy way to add warmth and comfort to a room. This one comes in a variety of great colors bound to suit any space. Buy here.

 

9. Dior ‘Reflected’ 52mm Sunglasses $450 We are still seeing the aviator everywhere, and these glasses are the perfect take on a chicer version of the classic. The matte brown is ideal for everyday wear. Buy here. 

 

10. Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ Faux Leather Pouch $425 A simple clutch is a great way to simplify your everyday purse. It makes it easy to run around with and will hold just the necessities! We love how this one has some edge with the chain detail, perfect for transitioning from day to night. Buy here.

 

11. Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne $65-$130 Finding an everyday scent that is not too overpowering can be a task. Jo Malone is one of the best at creating delicate, elegant scents that can be worn from day to day, and this one is a favorite. It is the perfect combination of fresh and woodsy. Buy here.

 

12. Beyond Yoga Colorblock Capris $99 Is the lady in your life looking for that one thing to help push her to the gym? Or is she the type of girl who likes to run her errands in workout clothes?  If so, these leggings are a versatile option. She won’t be able to resist wearing these adorable color block leggings. Buy here. 

 

Hope you found this list helpful for the women you are shopping for (or yourself)!  Let us know what you end up purchasing.

 

dana

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for your Teenage/College Girl

Friends ask me all the time for Christmas ideas for my teenage and college girls.  It’s difficult, as they are pretty particular.  With their gifts costing more -meaning less is under the tree- I have tried to find things I know they and other girls 15 and up can use and enjoy. The price points vary from $14 to $890, so there is truly something for everyone.

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1. BLANKNYC ‘Morning’ Suede Moto Jacket $188  Every girl needs a moto jacket in their wardrobe and I love the suede take on this one. The wine color is perfect for the holiday season(and on trend for this season)  and the details give it a stylish, edgy look. Buy here.

 

2. Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Expandable Travel Bag $255 The perfect bag for spending the night out or weekend trips! This overnight bag expands to twice it’s size to suit any length of stay. Buy here.

 

3. BP. Velvet Choker $14 Chokers continue to be a big trend! We love this velvet version because it’s great for layering with other pieces or for wearing alone.  Buy here.

 

4. Cambridge Audio ‘G2’ Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker $149.99 For the teenage girl that is always listening to music. This bluetooth speaker has a touch of edge with the gold finish, and it’s great for taking with her wherever she goes. Buy here.

 

5. Bobbi Brown ‘Bobbi’s Beauty Book’ Eye, Cheek, & Lip Palette $76 (Was $95)  A palette is a great way to pair down your makeup and makes taking it with you on-the-go so simple! This one includes everything you need with six eye shadows, a bronzer/blush duo, mascara, lip gloss, and brushes. Buy here.

 

6. Bose SoundSport In-Ear Wireless Headphones $149.95 Whether she uses them for working out, studying, or just listening to music, these headphones are sweat resistant and wireless. A fun and practical way to up her headphone game! Buy here.

 

7. Tory Burch ‘Robinson’ Slim Saffiano Leather Card Case $85 A card case is an easy solution to keeping the necessities with you wherever you are. Perfect to slide in a backpack or small clutch, it will hold just what you need! Buy here.

 

8. Chloe ‘Mini Marcie’ Leather Crossbody Bag $890 Crossbody bags continue to be all the rage, and this is a great step up from the standard one. The cute curved shape is a change from the traditional rectangle. This one is a classic, an investment piece she can keep for years! Buy here.

 

9. Steve Madden ‘Ecntrcv’ Slip-On Sneaker $59.95 A shoe that embodies two of the season’s hottest trends-velvet and sneakers! We love this take on the slip-on sneaker. The velvet adds a chic, lush flare. Buy here.

 

Hope this helps when shopping for your teenage girls.  Let me know what you select for the teenage/young adult girl in your life.

 

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Simple, Elegant Ways To Decorate For Christmas

It’s hard to believe the holidays are here.   With Christmas around the corner, I am looking for simple, easy elegant ways to decorate.   Jesus didn’t mean for the season to be stressful, and I am determined I am going to stay calm and relaxed this year.

 

Your home should be a place you can live in comfortably and that works well for your family, even during the holidays! While shooting for the feature of my house in the December issue of Southern Living, I had the chance to stream this VIDEO live with them to discuss tips for decorating.  Click on the first one listed to watch.

 

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Southern Living team working their magic!

 

Here is a recap of the tips in the video:

 

  1. Simplicity: Create spaces you can live in and that work for your family. This goes along with holiday decorating, too! Sometimes the simplest detail is the most elegant.  It doesn’t need to be fussy or expensive.

 

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Magnolia wreath sprayed with white paint and hung in my foyer

 

 

2. Texture: Mix textures to achieve a layered look.  By adding simple greenery to shiny ornament balls on my mantle, I added some softness to my limestone fireplace. When decorating, think of pairing shiny with matte sheens, smooth finishes with textural, etc….

 

 

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3. Repetition: Pick a couple of colors and repeat them throughout all of your decor. In this instance we chose white and gold and mixed textures through the wrapping paper, ribbons, and calling cards.

 

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4.  Surround yourself with things you love.  I showcased this sweet nativity set from Amano in Mountain Brook Village.   I love how it reminds  me the reason for Christmas in such a subtle way.

 

 

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I hope these tips make decorating for Christmas a little easier for you this year.  Take care and enjoy the season-

 

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A Different Kitchen (AKA- A Nonwhite One)

Recently, I blogged about a kitchen here that I designed that is featured now in the Holiday issue of Traditional Home.  I love that not only was it custom designed specifically for my client, but that it is a gray kitchen versus a white one like you are seeing everywhere.

 

Don’t get me wrong- I love a white kitchen because they are clean, classic, and on trend.   I recently painted my own a version of this palette and I am enjoying it.

 

But when I am able to start from scratch and create a space you won’t see in any other house, I am all over making it unique.  After all, that is why clients hire us- to give them a space that is classic enough to stand the test of time, but one that is custom and special and different than their neighbor’s.

 

I kept the colors soft to suit the owners and their style, so I chose Sherwin Williams “Crushed Ice” for the cabinetry and walls.  The kitchen is light and airy without having to be white.

 

 

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Sherwin William’s Crushed Ice

 

 

It’s hard to tell from these photographs but we played with the Crushed Ice color.  I watered down the color on the wood walls but used the same color in full formula for the cabinets.   This kitchen had many details that added warmth and contrast to the design, while remaining bright and airy.

 

 

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Even though the cabinetry and walls were light, the countertops were a great place to add warmth. The dark soapstone really stood out in this space and helped marry the darker island base.  Soapstone is a forgiving material, so it was perfect for this type of workspace.   The island countertop is Mystery White marble, and this “clean” material was fitting for this somewhat formal-feeling kitchen.

 

 

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dana wolter interiors – photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

The French white oak floors from Bois Chamois  are not only beautiful, but practical as well. With two dogs in the house, they are scratch resistant and won’t show dog hair. The waxed finish keeps the color light, but its gray tones blend into the rest of the kitchen.

 

 

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dana wolter interiors – photography by Graham Yelton

 

 

The warm gray charcoal finish on the white-oak island base added contrast, as well as a touch of formality with it’s soft lines and reeded cabinet doors. It became a grounding piece against the lighter cabinets and wood floor.

 

 

Classic details, such as mixing metals in the light fixtures and hardware, softly added more warmth through these layers. Keeping these details refined and purposeful is one of the best ways to create a tasteful space.

 

And, as always, if we can help turn your home into one you think you can only dream about, reach out to us here.  We would love to hear from you-

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Behind The Scenes- Traditional Home Feature

A while back, I had the privilege of working on a beautiful new home for some of my favorite clients.

 

They are chic, empty nesters who were building their forever house, and with a discerning eye and an appreciation for fine materials, they hired me to create a unique, gorgeous, home.

 

It was such a fun project because they were not scared to let me be creative.   They trusted me and my vision, even when it was completely different than anything they had ever seen.   I am glad they took a leap of faith because it turned out beautifully.

 

I was thrilled to learn their kitchen is in the November/December issue of Traditional Home, and I thought it might be fun to take a look at my thought process for this home.

 

When I first saw the floor plans, the kitchen and family room were one big room.  In my opinion, the open room felt more like a ballroom than a residential home, so the first thing I did was define the two rooms with an opening.

 

This home is French in style, and I saw soft lines throughout the home.   Wherever I could, I added a subtle sweep or flair that is balanced out with simple details surrounding it.

 

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Curved opening breaking up the Kitchen from the Family Room. Floors are a waxed French Oak by Bois Chamois

 

 

I also saw soft colors throughout.  The lady of the house is this stunning blond with blue eyes.  Believe it or not, when working on any project, I always look at what colors my client seems to gravitate towards or what colors seem to favor them.  Silver, grays, deep purple,and soft blue became our palette throughout.

 

 

The gallery hall leading into the kitchen was exceptionally long, and I wanted to shorten the expanse of walkway here so I added 6′ deep barrel vault opening on each end.  I think they ended up being a nice custom detail to the space.

 

 

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Barrel vault opening leading into the ktichen

 

 

 

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Curved “x” over the horizontal boards.  This particular opening is on the opposite end of the Gallery.

 

 

 

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Repeat of the soft lines in the soffit and hood. Notice how we flipped the curves on each?

 

 

We used Soapstone on the perimeter and honed Mystery White marble on the island.  I mixed my metal finishes for a “collected” look to this new house.

 

The island ended up being my favorite detail in this space.    The homeowners like to eat at it each night, so one end needed to serve as seating.  I saw soft lines on this piece versus 90 degree edges, so I designed one with soft curves.

 

I tell my clients ALL the time, custom cabinetry is something you cannot skimp on in a project.  It makes the biggest difference, and not all craftsmen are equal.

 

Thank goodness we had a good one for this project.  To show what a true craftsmen he is, he created a mini version of the island just to make sure it laid out like we hoped.  If I can say so myself, I think his effort- and talent- paid off.

 

 

 

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Reeded doors in a custom finish

 

 

The backsplash is a Calcutta Gold mosaic with Azul limestone squares from Artistic Tile.    The material is beautiful and helped pull all of the finishes together.

 

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The pictures shown here are ones Graham Yelton photographed for me.   To see more photographs and sourcing on this kitchen, check out the article in this month’s Traditional Home.   It’s a beautiful issue – with a gorgeous cover- and it will not disappoint.

 

And, as always, if we can help turn your home into one you think you can only dream about, reach out to us here.  We would love to hear from you-

 

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Five Pieces Of Design Advice To Ignore

When it comes to designing and decorating your home, you want to do it right the first time, and there is some advice given out often that, in my opinion, needs to be ignored.
It usually comes from a builder, a worker on your home,  or a well-intentioned friend.  Trust your gut, or better yet, hire a designer you can trust with one of the largest investments (your home) you will ever make.
So here goes….  A few pieces of friendly advice you should IGNORE:
1.  Don’t paint your brick –  Painted brick is so pretty to me and it is a great way to give your home a beautiful, cohesive look.  See how gorgeous this home is below?
Photo from Better Homes and Garden
Photo from Better Homes and Garden

 

2.  Using 6″ recess cans throughout a space-  Heard of a swiss cheese ceiling?  Yep, this is exactly what I mean.
If you must incorporate recess, use the smaller ones that provide lots of light from a small bulb.   Yes, the smaller led recess cost more than the typical 5″-6″ builder cans often speced, but the look far outweighs the cost. Use dimmers to soften the lighting, and use a variety of different types of lighting to create warmth and layering. Table and floor lamps that direct light in the living areas is best. It allows you to see things better, puts a nicer light on your face, and illuminates the colors and textures in your furnishings better.
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Image from Barry Dixon

 

 

3. Selecting granite over marble because you do not think marble is durable-  This one is a BIG one and I am constantly having to educate my clients about this stone.
I can only hope I am aging as well as marble does, because to me, there is nothing prettier than a well worn piece of marble after several years have passed.  I have had it in my house for over nine years, and trust me, we live hard in  use my kitchen and bathrooms.   And guess what?  Do not tell my dirty little secret, but we are not the neatest group either.
Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography
Dana Wolter Interiors. Graham Yelton Photography

 

 

 

 

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Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

The key is to choose a honed marble so etching wont take place if something hot is placed on it, and if you like red wine, don’t leave it spilled on the counter for days on end.   If something does happen and the stain bothers you (which it shouldn’t- it’s called patina), the material can always be resurfaced.
4. Hanging  artwork too high– Keep the center of your artwork at eye level or a little lower to create intimacy in a space.  In a room where people will mostly be sitting, artwork should be hung a little lower.
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Image from Dana Wolter Interiors

 

 

5. Arranging all of your furniture against the walls– You never want to create a furniture arrangement that makes conversation difficult.  If you have a room that is big enough, be creative and float your sofa and add a couple of sitting ares to the space.   A sofa can look great off of the wall, so use open spaces to be creative and create intimacy.
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What advice have you been given when it comes to your house that you wish you’d ignored? I’d love to hear from you so please share!

Take care,

dana

 

 

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